A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 4. 2009 under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-005) (Recovery Act) for additional activities under Division B, Title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-289) (HERA), as amended, for the purpose of assisting in the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes under the Emergency Assistance for Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed Homes heading, referred to as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2).
The City of Columbus is the Lead Applicant in a local consortium that is responding to abovementioned NOFA. The NSP2 Consortium is an association of eight organizations and government entities pooling their resources and services for achieving a common goal: Creating vital, healthy neighborhoods by implementing strategies that build a stronger housing real-estate market in weak-market areas of Columbus and Franklin County. Members of the NSP2 Consortium include:
- The City of Columbus Lead Applicant for the NSP2 Consortium Franklin County
- Affordable Housing Trust of Columbus and Franklin County Campus Partners
- Columbus Housing Partnership
- Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
- Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus
The Consortium was awarded $23,200,773 in NSP2 funds, which is distributed among Consortium members through individual funding agreements. Franklin County received $3,412,500 of this allocation and will award contracts for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and redevelopment of affordable housing units on vacant, foreclosed, and/or abandoned properties.
For more information concerning the county's portion of the application, please contact Rollin Seward, Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department. 150 South Front Street, FSL Suite 10, Columbus, Ohio 43215-7104, phone 525-5562 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., or e-mail, email@example.com.
For more information and to provide public comment, please contact Philip Carter, City of Columbus Department of Finance and Management, 90 W. Broad Street, Room 406, Columbus, Ohio 43215, phone 645-7492 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.